Why Your Climate Actions Matter

By Jennifer Samuel

The weather just keeps getting wackier. In 2019, Minnesota had its wettest water year on record. In January 2020, we had our cloudiest stretch, and many of us felt the lack of sunshine in our moods. It seemed like the sun would never come again, until one day it did.

I moved to Minnesota over twenty years ago. In winter, a different kind of beauty settled the land. I’d risk bone-chilling cold just to see the sun glisten on the snow.

Since the 1970s, Minnesota’s winter has warmed 13 times faster than summer, but the skies are grayer. I’ll trade warmer winters for a sunny sky any day.

I asked Rose Norman, ULLU’s newest ambassador, for her thoughts on what we can do to reverse the trends.